Graeme Fox, Senior Mechanical Engineer at the BESA and Head of the REFCOM Schemes, explains why January 1st 2020 marks yet another significant milestone along the F-Gas phase down journey.
Writing the article for last year’s ACR Journal Refrigerant Update publication, I touched on the subject of the service ban coming for refrigerant gases with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 2500 or higher. It seemed a long way away back then but the service and use bans are now on top of us – and there still remains confusion about what is covered, uncertainty about the best route forward for many, and doubts that the exemptions for ultra-low temperature applications are workable.
Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled the UK’s first R32 VRF air conditioning systems.
The R32 City Multi YNW range is available in both heat recovery and heat pump guise. The manufacturer says that, for the first time in the UK, this will allow customers to use a single lower GWP refrigerant across an entire building or network.
A-Gas Rapid Recovery technical and training manager Roger Smith on the crucial role refrigerant reclamation is playing in the industry.
A-Gas has been working hard to extend its range of reclaimed gases available to customers. We have invested heavily in expanding reclamation facilities in the UK and in Holland as the industry rises to the low GWP challenge.